Plume of Bees: A Literary Biography of C.K. Stead
Plume Of Bees: a Literary Biography of C. K. Stead considers the temperament Stead brings to his art, and, conversely, the idiosyncrasies and preoccupations that are revealed through his work. The inquiry begins with an account of his childhood to seek situations or influences that may have contributed to his talent and ambition. As Plume of Bees develops, it focuses on reasons for the extremes of Stead's reputation, and for the fact that his reception in Britain often differs from that in New Zealand. Relying mainly on resources in the public arena - Stead's many publications, talks, lectures and radio interviews, and his letters to Sargeson and Curnow lodged in the Alexander Turnbull Library - Judith Dell Panny's work shows a commitment to impartiality and probity.
What people are saying - Write a review
We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.
introduction The Stead Phenomenon
ONE The Rhythm of the Garden
two Marriage Tragedy Satire
2 other sections not shown
academic Allen Curnow Auckland University Press Black River Bristol C. K. Stead Catullus Catullus poems chapter character Clodian Songbook critical culture Davin death Eliot English Essays feminists fiction Flatt Fleur Adcock Frank Sargeson Harvill History of Modernism Hugh ibid imagined includes Janet Frame Jesus Kaiwaka Karl Stead Karlson Katherine Mansfield Landfall language Laszlo lecture letter to Sargeson Literary Supplement London Maori Mark Williams Melior Menton Metro Mike Modernist mother Name Was Judas narrator novelist Oliver Otago Press Oxford Pakeha Penguin Books person poet poetry political Professor published Quesada readers Red Tram SCORIA Secret History Singing Whakapapa Sister Hollywood Smith's Dream Stead's Catullus Stead's novel Stead's poem story Straw into Gold Takapuna Talking About O'Dwyer Treaty Turnbull Library Papers University of Auckland Villa Vittoria Visitors Ashore voice Walking Westward words Yeats young Zealand Listener Zealand Literature Zealand Writers